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#781 DKTanker

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 1906 PM

 

Anybody else catch the double negative in the 2nd paragraph?

 

No, what was it?

 

 

 

minus the gun turret removed

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 0838 AM

 

 

Anybody else catch the double negative in the 2nd paragraph?

 

No, what was it?

 

 

"minus the gun turret removed,"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am I the only one who thought, "Oooh...BIGGER TARGET!"?

 

Nope.

 

 

But they gain more internal volume, better mobility, better armour.

 

True; everything's a tradeoff.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 1541 PM

Given the improvements in Russian 125mm HVAP-DS ammo, this is likely a necessity:

 

 

Yuma Proving Ground just presented M1A2C (M1A2SEPv3) with Trophy HV mounted, but also with turret addon armor on the front, it's something new, and a surprise. Probably similiar addon armor is on the hull front.

 

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 1545 PM

Addendum:

 

"Ok I have some info. This vehicle was sent to YPG for some testing of new armor package. It's not part of M1A2C (M1A2SEPv3) upgrade at this moment AFAIK, but something else."


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 2336 PM

I just bought a copy of "Spearhead" by Adam Makos (see link below). Most of us are probably familiar with the Pershing vs. Panther engagement in Cologne, Germany that highlights the book...but of course, there's more to the story. A link to one of the versions of the film footage of that famous engagement is also included below:     

 

https://www.cbsnews....an-tank-gunner/

 


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 2144 PM

I thought this was interesting...

 

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 2339 PM

It certainly is, but I wonder why they didn't rationalize the ammunition choices to just HEAT and HEP. WP and any other specialty shell could be carried depending on the situation, of course.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 0340 AM

It looks like a solid sandwich of steel plates, probably with some other filler.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 0931 AM

Can we call it Abrams Stillbrew? :)


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 0934 AM

I thought this was interesting...

 

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If anyone finds it useful, the whole of the 1961 edition of this manual is available on Archive.org.

https://archive.org/...-121961/page/n7


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 1009 AM

Can we call it Abrams Stillbrew? :)

No, it if far too neat and elegant to be associated with that monstrosity.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 0923 AM

I dont know, I actually thought it improved the look of it. :)


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 1523 PM

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Good opportunity for this question. Who actually invented this attachable windshield for the driver?


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 1544 PM

It was standard equipment for the M4 and other American vehicles.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0218 AM

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 2120 PM

Not sure where to put this 

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 2129 PM

It's not porn, it's literally "broke dick."


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 0850 AM

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 2216 PM

Sorry if this is a re-post...I love this pic because it adds a bit of reality to the big-bad Tiger legend...

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 1100 AM

It was a revelation the first time I saw a panther near a Sherman. Up to that time I still believed in the too tall Sherman vs the low slung panther myth.
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